Since 1954, Christian Leadership Courses were held each year to build up Christian Students
in Northern Nigeria in the Christian faith, and to show them the need for, and the responsibilities of Christian l
eaders. The officers and participants on these courses were drawn from many denominations and persuasions,
yet they enjoyed a wonderful experience of unity in Jesus Christ.At the close of the 1956 course, the participants
felt led by the Holy Spirit to attempt to form a Christian student organization in Northern Nigeria, which could
continue with one name and identity in this God-given vision and unity, the work of evangelizing and discipling students,
and hosting the Leadership Courses throughout the year.